January 31, 2005
Action Verbs For your Resume
Which one is right for you? A simple quiz from TheNetworkAdministrator.com: “Should I become an astronaut, a firefighter, or a system administrator?”
Australian John Lycette’s Not My Type - Life in a modern office
A near-interview with Steve Jobs, nearly conducted on the convention floor by Andy Ihnatko
How to Sell Your Boss. Selling your boss is critical to your success. If you can’t get your boss’s approval when you need it, you are not going to go very far in your career. (From a good blog by Michael Hyatt, “Working Smart”)
Your job sucks, but you can still smile at work all the time
Power Verb List for effective resumes
Top 10 Reasons to Work at Google. No. 11: Gourmet lunches
An oldie: Insults to Use at Work. “This day was a total waste of makeup”
Clientcopia: Stupid Client Quotes. Example:
Client: "This looks like crap. Why did you make it like this?"
Me: "You asked me too."
Client: "If you knew it was going to look like this, why did you even bother?"
Me: "Because I charge you by the hour."
The above link is from Today’s Blog of the Day, “Details, details, details”. If you wish to have your blog considered as “Blog Of The Day”, or if you know of a blog that should get same recognition, please email me at realhanan (at) yahoo (dot) com, or post a comment at the bottom of this post.
January 30, 2005
Down Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles at Work 1920 - 1939
1902 map of Los Angeles
Mark Evanier writes about the Silent Movie Theater on Fairfax Avenue, across the street from Fairfax High School. Also, “The first time I set foot in the Ambassador, it was 1961, I was nine and Mr. Disney was about to release a new movie called 101 Dalmatians…”
10050 Cielo Drive, the Tate/Polanski Residence
Fundamental differences between LA and OC -
In OC: parking tickets don't make up 90% of the county's GDP.
In LA: your chances of being run off the road by some off-her-anti-psychotic-meds Botoxed bitch behind the wheel of a Hummer are significantly less...
The Los Angeles Universal Conversation Generator: “So, I like went to [shopping establishment] to find [trendy item]. But when I got there, they were totally out. So instead I got this [comically ugly trendier item]. Don't you love it?…”
City of Los Angeles High School Math Proficiency Exam
The Sunset Room
“All the knowledge we lost with information”
All (?) of PBS special programs, more than 1,000 PBS television specials!
Rand corp's 1946 random numbers book is sold on Amazon, and the reviews are raving! Browse outstanding chapters, but note “The material is copyrighted”. Only $30 & This item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping. See details inside
14) Anything stolen is pure profit…
70) Get the money first, then let the buyers worry about collecting the merchandise.
214) Never begin a business negotiation on a empty stomach…
The Best Online Reference Sites, from “Search Engine Watch”
By the way: Who is the mystery professor above? (Hint: He is not a graduate of Duke University.) Many More Unusual Bits of Information Here
Revolution #9 backwards. Remember when the "White Album" came out and we were worried that Paul might be dead? Remember ruining our needles playing songs backwards searching for hidden messages? Remember wondering what the entire song of "Revolution #9" would sound like backwards?
Rocky Raccoon, nicely performed by Phillip, Steel White Table’s brother
John Lennon and George Harrison's Official Website from the Afterlife
The Beatles Video/Audio Page (some rare)
Scans of Beatles' bootleg covers
The entire 1966 album 'Revolver', mashed by ccc available for download, February 2005
Steve Hoffman answers: What compressor did the Beatles use at Abbey Road Studios?
John & Yoko’s War is Over billboard blitz
Was all over the place last month: Meet the Beastles
Btw, Happy birthday, Dick
Here’s your election gun, now you are democratic
We are all criminals: The invasion of Iraq was a crime of gigantic proportions, for which politicians, the media and the public share responsibility
Iraq Uncensored by seven independent photographers
Eliot Weinberger’s What I Heard about Iraq. I heard the Pentagon spokesman say: ‘This is not going to be your father’s Persian Gulf War.’
Trailer of a Documentary ”Gunner Palace”: MTV goes to Sadr City
Juan Cole: The Speech Bush Should have Given in fall, 2002, as he was trying to convince Congress to give him the authority to go to war against Iraq
Elsewhere in the news: The submarine USS San Francisco in dry dock to assess damage sustained after running aground
Today’s “Blog Of The Day” is by George Monbiot, author of “The Age of Consent”. If you wish to have your blog considered as “Blog Of The Day”, or if you know of a blog that should get same recognition, please email me at realhanan (at) yahoo (dot) com, or post a comment at the bottom of this post.
How to Make a Million Dollars - Guaranteed
Tobias Wong’s Money Pad: Peel as you go
Kate Bingaman’s Obsessive Consumption: Trying to get out of credit card debt and documenting the process. “I have committed myself to drawing all of my credit card statements (six total) every month until they are paid off . I have shifted my focus from buying to owing. Instead of asking viewers: What did you buy? I am asking viewers: Who do you owe?
Welcome to The Billion Dollar Quest. Hello. My name is Alex. I am 26 years old, and currently live near Ithaca, NY... I quit my job 5 months ago to pursue a dream… in the next 3 months my "business" will begin to make some money and within about 10 years I will have made a billion dollars…
If you are interested in much less, here’s How to Make a Million Dollars in Profit - Guaranteed
Current Value of Old Money. A frequent question is "how much would a specified amount of money at a certain period of time be worth today?" The sources listed below are useful in attempting to answer this question. (From “Two Things”)
Cash to Credit: The Evolution of Consumer Credit in America
How to save $18,000 on a $49,000 annual income
Was making the rounds: The Money Wallet
“Making a million dollars is the simplest thing in the world. Just find a product that sells for $2000 and that you can buy at a cost of $1000, and sell a thousand of them”. More Ways Of Making a billion dollars Here
January 29, 2005
Guess The Dessert. Hint: From “Noodlepie”, a blog about “scoff & swill in Saigon”
Is your ice cream missing something? Help control the pet population. From “Late Train”, again. This is not a joke. Try also, Horse flavored ice cream. Or how about a frozen Christmas manu: Turkey, sprout, sage and onion stuffing, mashed potato ice cream.
Mike's Candy Bar Wrapper Page: Sure, it all makes perfect sense now…
Rainbow Dust is available in following mouth-watering flavors: Banana, Blue Raspberry, Bubblegum, Candy Cane, Cherry, Chocolate, Cotton Candy, Fruit Punch, Grape, Green Apple, Lemon Lime, Key Lime, Kiwi, Orange, Peach, Pineapple, Pink Lemonade, Sour Apple, Sour Black Cherry, Sour Cherry, Sour Grape, Sour Peach, Sour Watermelon, Vanilla & Watermelon
“Sewdorky”, makers of fine felted donuts since 2004
Minicakes from The French Patisserie in Pacifica
The Pain, When Will It End?
“You’ve won!... Made me admit that I love you! What more do you want… To taunt? To gloat?” Jenny Miller’s archives of Golden era romance comics
Moomins, the premiere Finnish national cartoon export. I remember them from my years in Denmark
Mug Travel with your host Backkom the bear
The Comics Curmudgeon reads & comments on a comic strip every day
The Freak Brothers Factory Store and Rip Off Press - Proudly corrupting the minds of America and the World Since 1969
The Cult of Tintin is the oldest and largest English language Tintin fan site on the Internet
A comment from Sonuva, regarding my contention a few weeks ago: “…I must disagree with your evaluation of Kevin Cornell as B. Kliban's heir apparent. He's funny, but not mind-rendingly so. Tim Kreider of "The Pain, When Will It End?" is, without a doubt, the closest thing to Kliban's wit, irreverence and visual style I've ever seen without being an outright knockoff. I urge you and your readers to immediately point your browsers towards (Kreider's crackpot political views and conspiracy theories) if you're looking for big-ass laughs…"
A Lesson Is Learned But the Damage is Irreversible
7 chapters from The Holy Bible: “You’ve taught me so much about life!”
Draw Your Life as a Comic: Harvey Pekar's 'American Splendor'
You can find it everywhere: Bunny Suicides
Today’s “Blog Of The Day” is “This fish needs a bicycle” , If not for comfort, at least for entertainment's sake. If you wish to have your blog considered as “Blog Of The Day”, or if you know of a blog that should get same recognition, please email me at realhanan (at) yahoo (dot) com, or post a comment at the bottom of this post.
Update! The Voices Behind The Simpsons
Many More Unusual Comics and Comix Here
January 28, 2005
What is Hello Peace? A phone service that lets Israelis and Palestinians start talking again. From Israel, Gaza or the West Bank? Dial *6364 free from Bezeq or mobile phones. From the USA? Now your call can make a difference
John WorldPeace Galleries
"Peace bombs": The Thai government has dropped an estimated one hundred million paper origami birds in an unusual peace bid
Boy O Boy sings “Weapons of mass effection”: Put down you’re A-K, and drop your bazooka -
50 ways to build world peace
Find Peace of Mind: A site created by Kadampa Buddhists to provide information about meditation techniques
Everything you need to know about nuclear age history
Unofficial Calvin Klein Ads Archive. “This is not a catalog. It is merely a collection of previously published Calvin Klein magazine advertisements. I am not affilated with Calvin Klein, Inc.”
"Jabhi Khushi Tabhi Tennent's"; An Indian ad parodying Bollywood 'A film about love, peacocks, and cold, frothy lager...'
A Fark Photoshop project: Create an ad using sex appeal to promote a product that you normally don't think of as sexy. Difficulty: Has to be SFW
Tobacco Advertisements: Richard Pollay's Tobacco Advertising Collection. From “TV Party”: Cigarette Advertising on TV - John Wayne for Camel: "Mild and good tasting pack after pack. And I know, I've been smokin' em for twenty years."
Over 9,000 images about The Emergence of Advertising in America: 1850 – 1920
Nike: See Lance Ride
DarrenS' Amusing Classified Ads slideshow. “Albino he-she, seeks similar. Call 020 7800 919”
An unsolicited commercial love story about Alicia, the girl in the spam ads
Looking for Fry's Electronics weekly ads? This site is updated regularly with current sales and specials at Fry's Electronics
Teacher, meet ad guy. Ad guy, meet teacher.
Forgot to pay your bills? Telephone, electricity, water -
Today’s “Blog Of The Day” is “Rick's Cafe Americain” , (Not this Rick Blaine). If you wish to have your blog considered as “Blog Of The Day”, or if you know of a blog that should get same recognition, please email me at realhanan (at) yahoo (dot) com, or post a comment at the bottom of this post.
A Large Collection of Unusual Ads Here
January 27, 2005
How did the term "Reality-based community" come about? You may think it was invented by some happy go-lucky Democrat blogger, who wanted to proudly define himself. Not so. It’s a derogatory name coined by some Bush aid.
What is a Heavy Metal Umlauts? “Umlauts and other diacritics with a blackletter style typeface are a form of foreign branding intended to give a band's logo a tough Germanic feel. They are also called röckdöts.” Read all about them on Wikipedia. Then listen to Jon Udell “screencasting”, an inventive demo about the organic development of one Wiki page.
Technorati’s Most talked about MP3s in the last 48 hours
Clusty, the new clustering search engine. Try it and tell me how it works
Cool home pages - get some inspiration daily
Arianna Huffington’s Political Oscars 2005: Best Performance by a Rodent:
- Movies: Scabbers the rat in "Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban."
- Politics: Tom DeLay
- Biggest Surprise of the Year: "Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle."
- Biggest Disappointment: "Dubya and Dick Go Back to the White House."
Today’s “Blog Of The Day” is the blog of Salon's managing editor, Scott Rosenberg's Links & Comment (Where I found the original Umlaut posting). If you wish to have your blog considered as “Blog Of The Day”, or if you know of a blog that should get same recognition, please email me at realhanan (at) yahoo (dot) com, or post a comment at the bottom of this post.
More to Life On The Internet Here
January 26, 2005
“Necessity is the mother of invention. The father is unknown”
The Curta calculating machines were a marvel of mechanical engineering. Designed by Curt Herzstark of Austria, they were manufactured from 1948 through 1970 and continued to be sold until about 1972 when the new electronic pocket calculators came on the market
Over 200 different creativity techniques to help with creative thinking!
Dan Zen - Mad inventor meets Internet finds peace
The Eunicycle. Some time ago Trevor Blackwell built a self-balancing two-wheeled scooter. Since then he realized that two wheels are redundant, and only a single wheel is needed to make a ridable vehicle. A vehicle with a single wheel is much smaller and lighter. It weighs under 30 lbs and is easily carried with one hand when going up stairs or on public transportation… Other homegrown bicycles
Wedding Bikes in NYC
Wearable Body Organ: “Scream Body” is a portable space for screaming
A series of randomly-generated product ideas. Design #15036075: It's a wastepaper basket that improves upper-body muscle, has been featured in Star Trek and is oak-paneled
Royal Device developed and built the biggest subwoofer of the world
Fresh Patents: The latest published US patent applications each week BEFORE the USPTO decision to grant/deny
More Silly patents
The latest news: Turkey droppings fuel power plant
Today’s “Blog Of The Day” is Brianstorms , the web log of La Jolla entrepreneur Brian Dear. If you wish to have your blog considered as “Blog Of The Day”, or if you know of a blog that should get same recognition, please email me at realhanan (at) yahoo (dot) com, or post a comment at the bottom of this post.
Many More Unusual Inventions & Discoveries Here
January 25, 2005
32 teeth online, Dental art by Dr. Bhalajhi Sundaresa Iyyer
The Ballerina Gallery, a tribute to great ballerinas of the past
Ron Mueck’s “Mask2”
Theater and Greek Masks by designer Alyssa Ravenwood
Art of the First World War, a guided tour
Toilygraph creations. The Toilygraph is an abstract product of Adrian Rodriguez. A creative technique by dropping colorful dyes into the toilet bowl. Rodriguez has turned the bathroom into a photo art studio. Sometimes spending hours getting the dye to drip precisely, with little mess.
China Kaleidoscope by Wang Qinqsong
“This gallery has a large selection of prints by Ann Chernow"
Today’s “Blog Of The Day” is “Snarky Malarkey”, creator of “Subversive Cross Stitch” (At least, I think she is. If not, let me know). If you wish to have your blog considered as “Blog Of The Day”, or if you know of a blog that should get same recognition, please email me at realhanan (at) yahoo (dot) com, or post a comment at the bottom of this post.
A Large Collection of Unusual Art Links Here
January 24, 2005
Oh lord, won’t you buy me a Mercedes Benz ?
This Blogger’s new wheels. Very nice, thank you...
Yes, you can cook in your car —but do you really want to? Yes
All models of The Packard Motor Car Company since 1903
What does your car horn says about you
The gathering place for people who like to see cars get helplessly stuck, bogged, mired or trapped in gooey mud, thick muck, slippery clay, deep snow, soft sand, or slick ice
Art Cars at The San Jose Museum of Art
More About The Ultimate Driving Experience Here
And the Winner of the 2004 Sack of Jawea Blog Award -
Jay Niemann’s Give, Get ,Take, Have is the hands-down winner of the “First Annual (2004) Sack of Jawea Blog Award” that The Corpuscle decided to give. What a nice gesture. Congratulations to the single participant
Lots of ‘Best’ lists pop up. Here’s The Best Arab Blogs Awards
Blog Television: Stop Reading and Start Watching
Shannon's blog tells all about her romantic search
A large list of medical blogs, divided by categories: Physicians, nurses, patients, geeks
Why should Venture Capitalists blog?
I started working out again, finally, and I also discovered a list of Running blogs
List of Companies that have fired people for blogging and The new “International Bloggers’ Bill of Rights”
Today’s “Blog Of The Day” is Dennis Fox's Weblog, Political and Personal Observations. If you wish to have your blog considered as “Blog Of The Day”, or if you know of a blog that should get same recognition, please email me at realhanan (at) yahoo (dot) com, or post a comment at the bottom of this post.
Many More Unusual Blogs and Bloggers Here